National Science Foundation awards $2.5M Lifelong Learning Grant to support Georgia Southern computer science and IT departments, 161 scholarships

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The National Science Foundation announced a $2.5 million award supporting Georgia Southern University researchers in addressing high-demand workforce needs in information technology and computer science fields. The funded project, “Enabling Lifelong Success in an Information Technology Workforce,” adapts and evaluates evidence-based student support activities within the IT Department, one of the units in the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing. The goal of the project is to identify a group of highly qualified students and to render 161 scholarships over a six-year period in an effort to increase student retention and graduation rates.

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InnovATL2023 Offers Events for Georgia Innovators this Fall

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InnovATL2023 is a yearly push to support innovation in Metro Atlanta and the southeast, consisting of multiple events designed to bring together disruptors and innovators from across industries to learn and grow. From September 26 through October 20, 2023, these events promise ripe opportunities for local entrepreneurs, creators, and innovators to hone their skills and build their networks. But with so many events, where to begin? We’ve taken the time to summarize five of the most promising events listed by InnovATL2023 so you can see at a glance where your time and money will be best spent.

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Girls Code Summer Camp Empowers the Next Generation of Female Coders

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Last week, The Creative Coast and Girls Code Savannah teamed up to offer an aviation-themed summer camp designed to teach girls the basics of coding, free of charge. The camp took place at Georgia Southern University’s Armstrong Campus. From July 10th to 14th, 9 AM to 2 PM, 33 fifth to eighth grade girls gathered in a computer lab to learn about the basics of coding and the possibilities that tech-oriented careers can offer them in the future.

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Clean Energy Roadshow Showcases the Future of Sustainable Transportation in Georgia

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The Georgia Clean Energy Roadshow, now in its 13th annual edition, took place recently, bringing together industry leaders, government officials, and community representatives to explore the latest advancements in sustainable transportation. Organized by Event Energy Partners and Clean Cities Georgia, this educational series, hosted by PSC Vice Chairman Tim Echols, featured four tour stops in Savannah, Augusta, Peachtree City, and Albany, where attendees had the opportunity to witness groundbreaking technologies in action.

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Corstrata Partners with Swift Medical to Offer Virtual Wound and Ostomy Care

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Corstrata they virtually connects patients with their team of certified WOC nurses to provide both asynchronous image-based and live video-based wound care to patients across the country. Through their platform, patients can be connected to quality care from the comfort of their home, “because that’s where patients recover the best, recover the fastest, and that’s where patients want to be,” says Piette.

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Einride Brings Electric Trucks to Savannah, Paving the Way for Sustainable Logistics

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Wallenius Wilhelmsen, a global transportation and logistics company, has unveiled its latest investment: Einride battery-electric trucks for its subsidiary Keen Transport’s heavy-haul fleet. This move is in line with the company’s goal of reducing the carbon footprint of its land-based operations and supply chains, ultimately leading to the realization of zero-emissions logistics services.

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Plug and Play’s Batch Two Expo Day Highlights Supply Chain Innovation in Savannah

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Plug and Play’s Savannah Batch Two Expo Day was successfully hosted on Wednesday, June 14th, creating an exciting follow-up to the initial Selection Day showcase event. The event took place in downtown Savannah at SoHo South, providing a vibrant backdrop for 13 innovative startups to present their advancements within the supply chain and logistics industry. These startups showcased solutions related to warehousing, renewable energy, trucking, and workforce/staffing development, highlighting the ongoing innovations in these areas.

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